Our BIG Beauty Gift Guide for Holiday 2016 (Bring Joy with one of these 10 gorgeous beauty gifts)
In this big holiday gift guide, advicesisters.com offers you 11 beauty gift ideas for every interest, personality, and budget. We know some of these will be on your own wish list for holiday 2016!
Sonic Blend Cordless Makeup Brush:
You might not think you need a cordless makeup brush, but that’s only because you haven’t tried the SonicBLEND by Michael Todd Beauty (srp. $99).
This is not just a makeup brush, not just a cordless brush, but one that has a unique, antimicrobial brush head that keeps it fresh and cleaner, much longer, Behind the good looks of the pink, black or leopard print base is the newest way to apply any kind of foundation or even blush or bronzer smoothly and quickly. The SonicBLEND applies your products SonicBLEND using gentle sonic movements and feels soft and pampering on your skin, but with speeds up to 200 times per second it applies products so smoothly it looks like you’ve airbrushed them on!
Included is the flat top universal brush head (replacement $26) but there’s also a round top brush head ($28). SonicBLEND works best with liquids and makes blush look like you were born glowing. With intense products like bronzers we found we needed practice. Tip: don’t try to apply too much makeup at once, just layer more as you need it.
How often do you really clean your makeup brushes? We’re not trying to guilt you because if you don’t do it often, you’re in good company. That’s why the built-in antimicrobial protection and the travel-friendly, lightweight, easy to hold, cordless, rechargeable sonic brush with USB Charging Cable makes a great gift! Visit the Michael Todd Beauty Beauty to learn more: http://www.michaeltoddbeauty.com/sonicblend.html
Juara Bali Escape Limited Editon Set
We have always enjoyed Juara’s Indonesian-inspired products that have exotic active botanicals, such as turmeric, kombucha, clove, tamarind, candlenut oil, healing teas and red sandalwood, The products combine s high tehigh-techre with traditional rituals and delicious fragrances and textures to offer us spa-style pleasure. For Holiday 2016 We like the affordable and nicely boxed Juara Bali Escape Limited Edition Gift Set ($35 /$48 value).
Inside a creamy box with gold accents and a clear cello window, you’ll find a Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm that soothes dry skin with buruti oil, jojoba and shea butter plus a divine scent mixing fresh cut coconut and florals to transport you to paradise, even if you have had the hardest day ever. The set also includes a Candlenut Perfume Oil Rollerball. Candlenut oil (aka. Kukui nut oil ) has soothing benefits for skin. However, this scent rollerball also helps to revive your “paradise lost” with freesia, jasmine, bergamot and rose–with just a hint of fresh coconut.
Good to know that Juara products are 100% Vegetarian Skincare, Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, Phthalate-free, Gluten-free, Free of Harsh Chemicals & Artificial Colorants, they are certified cruelty free. The products are great for sensitive skin as they’re formulated to be gentle.
Impress your overworked boss with this one and maybe you’ll finally get that raise! We spied this set for sale at dermstore.com but for more information visit http://www.juara.com
Two From Tweezerman:
Tweezerman’s beauty tools and tweezers are beloved beautistas everywhere. For Holiday 2016 Tweezerman brings the bling with beauty gifts both practical and beautiful. We particularly like the Merry & Bright Mini Duo Tweeze Set ($30) because Tweezerman’s most popular slant and point-tipped tweezers (in mini-size) arrive dressed up in candy-cane stripes of gold on black and white perfectly-aligned tweezers (use the slanted tipped tweezer for brow shaping, the tapered tip tweezer for ingrown hairs, short tricky stubble and baby fine strays).
Adding to the glam appeal is a shiny pebbled leather pouch with magnetic closure to keep the tweezers clean and safe, This is is an annual favorite,a great gift for women who already love Tweezerman and want travel-sized tools for their purse, and a great way to introduce someone to Tweezerman’s tools.
The Tweezerman Rose Gold Love Story Gift Set ($42) really does have three reasons to love it: Let us count the ways: (1) A Premium stainless steel Slant Tweezer with trendy rose gold finish features (2) a full sized premium stainless steel .(2) a Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler also in a glowing, shiny, rose gold finish. The double body design and large opening area to reach every last lash makes it easier to use than a lot of plain old eyelash curlers. The thick silicone pad is slightly rounded so it won’t stick to or crease lashes. (3) a really lovely leatherette zippered pouch in rose gold with nylon lining that is the perfect size for a purse or tote.
Any of these would be worth the price, but together they make a “love triangle” we really want! You can find these two Tweezerman gift ideas and many many more on the Tweezerman web site: www.tweezerman.com
Belif Don’t be Flaky Set
“There’s ‘snow place like home“…and you’d better BELIF it because Koren skincare is so trendy! Belif Skincare’s True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is a real cult favorite in Korea, Small wonder it’s a big deal, since it claims up to 26 hours of moisture.
The Belif Don’t be Flaky Gift Set ($38/$58 value) gives you a chance to try this intriguing skincare line which includes that the “culty” 1.68 oz.The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (key ingredient is lady’s mantle, a moisturizing extract use in medieval Europe oo-hhh–kaaay); plus a 0.33 oz. pump bottle of fast-absorbing and smoothing Hungarian Water Essence (made with Hungarian water and 10 different herbs including Rosemary and Gotu Kola). and a .17 oz. Moisturizing & Firming Eye cream formulated with natural oils and skin-friendly ingredients (e.g. cupuacu seed butter, macadamia nut oil and meadowfoam seed oil and paired with the napiers herb formula).
- We tried these and found them delightfully fast absorbing, moisturizing and nourishing. Banish flaky, dry skin for yourself and make someone else’s skin lovelier, too by giving them a chance to try Belif skincare. The nicely boxed set comes with cute holiday-centric stickers (snowmen, trees, ornaments) to personalize your products. Visit Sephora or sephora.com or the Belif website http://www.belifcosmetic.com/
Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set
Included is the set is the Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Protecting Softener – 2.1 oz., White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Refining Shea Scrub – 7.75 oz. and the White Tea & Citrus Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream – 3 oz. The Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Softener (tip: dampen hands first). that offers instant hydration by helping seal in moisture and leave hands protected and prepared for the Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Hand Scrub (in a shower-friendly pump bottle) that cleanses/exfoliates .Then smooth on the Satin Hands® Nourishing Shea Cream for up to 24-hour moisturization and a protective layer on your hands that lasts even if you wash your hands a couple of times.
2 Limited Edition IT Cosmetics Brush Sets
If there’s one thing we know for sure, its that one of our favorite cosmetics brands, IT Cosmetics, has some of the traditional makeup brushes in the business. Their synthetic bristles are soft and really work well to smooth your cosmetics on your skin, and the 100% cruelty-free hair that is good even for sensitive skin. Two Limited Edition Holiday makeup brush sets that are dressed up in glittery makeup bags exclusive to ULTA, are the All That Glitters Brush Set ($58/$130 value) and the City Chic Brush Set ($68/$150 value).
The All That Glitters Brush Set has five silver glitter-handled full-sized makeup brushes with cream and beige accented bristles: Brilliant Powder Brush: Ultra-soft, round and tapered brush for the perfect powder application; Radiant Foundation Brush: Dense, dome-shaped brush for a smooth and even foundation application; Stunning Eyeshadow Brush: Small, soft-rounded brush for blending eyeshadow all over your lids; Luminous Concealer Brush: Small, firm and tapered paddle brush for precise concealer application; Dazzling Liner/Brow Brush: Firm, flat and angled brush for defining your lash lines and filling in your brows.
The brushes all fit into individual slots with elastic bands to hold them firmly in the dazzlingly silver glittered fabric clutch with an interior zippered pocket so you can actually use it as a clutch bag, too.
The IT Cosmetics City Chic Brush Set has a different set of brushes, these with clear and ombre rose gold plastic handles and black bristles accented with white tips: Chic Powder Brush: Large, fluffy and rounded brush for the perfect powder application; Chic Blush Brush: Ultra-dense, angled brush for hugging the contours of your face., Chic Foundation Brush: Flat, tapered paddle brush for effortless foundation application, Chic Eyeshadow Brush: Small, soft-rounded brush designed for your delicate eye area and the Chic Crease Brush: Narrow, tapered brush designed to fit into your eye crease.
These are are nestled into a lovely fabric-lined rose gold and silver metallic textured faux leather clutch/makeup bag. The zipper pull has a long remove-able leather silver tassel on a lobster claw clasp.Tuck this into a larger tote, or carry it “as-is” for a night out, or just use it to hold your beautiful IT Cosmetics brushes, or for makeup,
These brush sets are available exclusively at ULTA and ulta.com but there are many more gift-ables from IT Cosmetics. For more information visit the IT Cosmetics Web Site https://www.itcosmetics.com/
Jane Iredale Champagne on Ice Set & Beauty Prep Minis
We’ve loved Jane Iredale cosmetics for a long, long time for their perfume, alcohol, chemical additives and artificial dye-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan products. Their gentle formulas are a godsend for people who suffer from rosacea, acne and other sensitive skin conditions. But their formulas and color cosmetics delight everyone!
We simply adore Jane Iredale’s lip glosses that are made with organic extracts and oils to add shine and hydrate lips in a cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free formula that smells like lemon cookies. We can’t think of a better gift for lippy lovers than Jane Iredale’s Champagne On Ice Kit ($35) a set of sparkly three mini-glosses with an ergonomically-shaped sponge tipped applicators. High shine formulas can sometimes be sticky, but not these – they’re always silky, luxurious, and pampering.
“Lips on Crystal” is a sheer fuschia great for evening when you don’t want too much matte red. “You Go to My Head and Lovely Bubbles” are both a bit more sheer with gold or shimmer are sheer with either silver or gold shimmer to add plenty of” pouty-ness” and shine. Wear them for a glittery glossy lip ro over another lip product.
Mini-sized products have a big appeal to people who travel, or who just want to try new things without investing in the larger size. For them, a gift of Jane Iredale Beauty Prep Minis are ideal.
BeautyPrep™ Face Cleanser Mini ($8.50 .68 fl. oz) in a flip top bottle is a gentle cleanser with Jane Iredale’s own micellar water and dual cucumber extracts cleanses, hydrates and protects skin. Rinse it off, or tissue it off as you wish. BeautyPrep™ Face Toner Mini ($20 .68 fl. oz.) also arrives in a flip-top bottle great for travelers. This pore-refining tones hydrates and balances skin with multi-fruit water and it’s scented with organic lemongrass extract (divine!) BeautyPrep™ Face Moisturizer Mini ($18 .34 fl. oz. ) arrives in a plastic mini jar with interior seal. There are four organic Rose Stem Cell Extracts in this cream to support natural cell regeneration, restore suppleness, smooth, and purify skin, while being protective from environmental saboteurs. Used before applying makeup, you may find that your makeup lasts longer and looks smoother, too.
Before you “go big” try the minis, and get hooked! For more information on all the Jane Iredeale products visit the Jane Iredale website https://janeiredale.com/
Mixify Polish Set
How many times have you wanted to get just the right color of nail polish, but it either wasn’t available or if it was, it wasn’t in the formula you wanted. Mixify Polish ($34.95) is a nifty idea for those who want to really make their own polish.To clarify: you don’t just mix ready made nail polish, you make nail polish from powder and base (shiny regular, or matte) with 8 powder colors: red, blue, yellow, white, black and 3 passion colors based on your selection). You also get a mixing tray palette, funnel, spoons and stirrers and there is one mixing ball in each bottle of base plus you get a sheet showing you how to mix colors.
Additional colors and formulas are available, and the products are vegan and 5-free. The “cookie tin” packaging makes it even more gift-able.
This will be a big hit with women of every age (Tweens+). It does take some thought and some practice. But you get enough bottles in the set to experiment. We added red and yellow with some gold shimmer to create a medium-intensity apricot that matches the advicesisters.com logo! Not just for holidays, but Mixify Polish might be your big hit of the holiday season. Get one for yourself too, and make that perfect shade in the perfect formula you’ve always wanted! For more information and to order visit https://www.mixifypolish.com